Love This Look! Sputnik Room!

Love This Look! So by now, you are probably catching on that I am in love with all the rooms in the parade of homes.  I still cannot get over this light fixture in this room! Hello, Sputnik, you are my new favorite and I need to find a way to make you work in our house 🙂 Where the light fixture and walls are so dramatic you have to keep the other parts of the room simple. This room has a lot of grays and whites to keep the person looking up. I love how they added a fuzzy comfy blanket to the end of the bed. I don’t think white would work in our house, kids ruin white for parents! This contains affiliate links please see my disclosure for more info.

Love This Look! Sputnik Room!

 

  1. Sputnik Light 2.Pendant lights 3. Glass Nightstand 4. White Bench 5. white bedding 6. Fuzzy Fur Blanket 7. Geometric pillow 8. Light Gold pillow 9. Gray Rug  10. modern bed

Other features of the room dark ceilings, feature wall. Recreating this wall would be pretty expensive but well worth it for the pizazz!

If only we could all live in lavish homes enjoying our well put together rooms. I can only inspire to have an amazing room like this one day.

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Love this look! Get this room!

Another Love this look for you! This is one of the rooms I fell in love with at the Utah Valley Parade of Homes.  Keep in mind this post contains affiliate links if you buy from my links I get a small commission at no cost to you. I have my disclosure here with a little more info. I can’t wait to share more looks of rooms like this with you. I am trying to do a few a month but working full time has made it a little difficult to do.  Make sure you follow me on Pinterest and Facebook to keep up on all the posts!

Love This Bedroom Look!

Loving this bedroom all around look. They have taken the flower pillows and matched it with the floral rug. Mixing the geometric pattern with flower pattern through the room with the mirrors nightstand and even the lamps. I love they used the gray in the fur pillow and the baby blue in the throw blanket to all work with the pink blanket. I haven’t found all the components this room. I have no idea what the lamps would be called and looked all over. I also had a hard time finding some same nightstands but the essence of the room is below of what I found. 

1.Black canopy Bed 2. 3 Drawer Night stand. 3. Square circle mirror. 4. Flower rug. 5. Light Pink Blanket.

6. Flower Pillow. 7. Geometric pillow. 8. Glass Lamp. 9. Furry Pillow. 10 Light blue throw.

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Life Struggles of The Working Mom

life struggles of the working mom

I have days where I feel like super mom and others where I just want to cry at my desk at work. Sometimes I really struggle to be a working mom. The option to be a stay at home mom has never really been an option. If we want a house, vehicles, travel I have to work so we can afford to do and have nice things. There are ways anyone could make it work and struggle but I’d rather let my kids have the option to do sports, have nice things, and do things I wasn’t able to do.

I grew up poor and was never able to do dance or sports, go on a nice vacation, go to movies, etc. Our clothes growing up were bought second-hand stores most of the time. New things were bought on sale at a cheap price. Don’t get me wrong I still love shopping at thrift stores and so do my children. Clearance is the first place I check for things but having an option to spend a little more on something new and nice is awesome. Here is a list of some of the things I struggle with and think most moms probably do.

life struggles of the working mom

Life Struggles of the Working Mom

  1. Summer vacation

    For a working mom it’s non-existent my kids get to go to daycare while I am at work dealing with crazy people.  Watching other moms go to local events that are only during the day. Our city does an education type thing at the local library. Guess who can’t go at noon to an event because I work till 3:30 every day?

  2. Daycare

    Making sure your kids are being taken care of while you are at work is always a worry. We had an amazing babysitter when my kids were younger but she had to move far away. Trust me if she would have stayed or moved closer to my work I would of went with her. I cried the day she told me she had to quit because they were moving.  Then we had a sweet Spanish lady watch our boys she was clean and nice and fed the kids well. They had a hard time being there because they were the only ones with occasionally her grandkids.

    They are now at a big daycare center which is good for social aspect learning. It was just hard to go to the big center because I felt they didn’t have as much one on one time. I do feel a little different about it now the ladies that work they are so good with my boys and they love all the friends they make. It’s always hard to know if your kids are being well taken care of with a babysitter you hear of horror stories all the time and it freaks you out.

  3. Playdates

    Um unless you want to do a playdate between 4 and 5 they don’t happen at our house. I’m a lucky one and get home by 4:15 every day but we also leave at 6 am. It’s hard to see other friends with or without kids hanging out enjoying the day with each other.

  4. PTA

    Nope couldn’t even if I wanted to because guess what time the meetings are at? 10 am on a work day. I can’t go to work 30 mins away for a few hours, drive 30 mins to school, then 30 mins back to work. It would end up being 2 and a half hours gone for 1 meeting.

  5. Things Break in your house

    So when your garage door breaks and they are like we can come out today at 12 can you do that? Huh well, I work so let’s schedule it 2 to 3 weeks out when my husband has a weekday off. In the mean time, I am dragging kids and myself through the front door with all our crap.

  6. Sick Kids-

    If we have a sick kid both my husband and I have to decide who has to miss work usually it’s me so it kills my PTO fast. Normally I am lucky to have 5 days of 15 days for actual fun or to do PTO.

    You get called from school or daycare with your kid is sick so it takes you 40 mins to get home and your poor kid has to suffer at school/daycare until you get there.

  7. Daycare Closed-

    You have to take PTO because who else can watch your kids when everyone you know works.

  8. Summer camp

    Unless it’s done by daycare my kids don’t go to summer camp because it starts usually at 8 am or later and is over with by 3 pm while my works hours are 7 am to 3:30 pm 🙁

  9. Helping in Class

    When you child wants you to come and help in class because all the other moms do. You have to decline or just send store bought crap because you can’t even if you wanted to.

  10. Presentations and programs

    When you can make it, it’s usually to the program. When our children do presentations I usually just sent them with a good luck you will do good. Although working for a tech company I do have the skills to make some cool slideshows so they maybe a little better if the teacher allows it 🙂

  11. Feeling like you can’t relax-

    After working a full day I just want to come home and clear my head. Honestly most days I don’t feel like I can. As soon as I walk in the door the dirty dishes, clothes, floors, animals are all staring me in the eyes. So going and just enjoying a show is hard because I need to clean up the house or my kids need mommy loves etc. When we have sports it’s straight to the stove to cook dinner before we go. Most of the time when we are doing sports I am not even prepared for dinner so we end up eating out. We eat out maybe more than we should because I just don’t have time.

  12. Free Things 

    Places give away free things like a free slurpy, free entree, etc. Now if you wake up early enough you might be able to grab one if they are open. Going on a quick break wouldn’t work because the lines would be way too long. Once you get off work get kids etc you are usually too late and they are sold out. I wished I could just go whenever it not be too busy and get a free thing but life doesn’t work that way. We tried to get the free slurpy on slurpy day and missed it they had stopped giving them away. Dang 🙁

While I struggle with all these things sometimes being a working mom is well worth it. My children get to have interactions with other children their own age at daycare. I get to socialize and use my intellect at work. Cool vacations are a must every few years. We have a nice house and some nice belongings. My children seem pretty happy for the most part. Yes, I do hear them complain about having to go to daycare, school, etc but who doesn’t. Sometimes I don’t want to go to work but I have to.

I know the other end of this stay at home moms have their own struggles and I have read a lot of articles on it so I feel you. Things aren’t always greener on the other side!

Who doesn’t wish I could do a little more for my children, home, pets but there is a limit to how much we can do. It’s hard to find the perfect balance of work and play. From the outside, it may seem like I’ve got it all figured out but I promise I don’t.

Build your own Jack Skellington 

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31 Gift ideas for the women in your life!

So I wanted to share some good unique gift ideas to get your wonderful girlfriend, spouse, or special girl 🙂 These Gift ideas for women are something other than chocolate or flowers.  So here are a few different things you can get her.

This is not your typical gift guide 🙂 I will start this off with some very unique things and move to more practical.

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For the lady who loves Halloween like me!

  1. Zombie salt and pepper shakers what!   

2. Coasters

3. Living Dead plush doll

4. Tim Burton toys

5.Who wants to cut pizza the old way now!

6. Chop up some meat the cool way!

 

Funny things for your funny bone girl!

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2. Cute mug  

3. Cute mug

4.This game looks fun and funny

5. This maybe more for a kid but a hand puppet that’s actually cute

6. 2 D messenger bag. These are pretty cool looking

 

For the cook in your life

1.Cute colorful whisks 

2.Spiral Ninja Vegetable Spiralizer

3.Rubber thongs which are super cute

4. Why not have nessie looking at you while waiting to pour soup!

5.I so need one of these to help me not spill all over the counter 

6. This is pretty cool it’s a salt and pepper grinder in one. 

Gifts ideas for any women

1.I have one of these and love it. It does what it says hot/cold drinks stay that way for a long time.

2.Top 6 essential oils

3. A pretty sparkle bracelet

4.Lego doggie my children and I would love 

5.Cooling wine glasses this would be awesome

6. For those living in cold areas why not a cute beanie 
7.It’s pink camo and a soft blanket two of my personal loves! 

8. A cute purse  

9. Simply cool plant holders

10. Something cute for her desk

11. If she likes to color why not have a cute case 

12. A cute place to hold her rings

13. Shark socks cause sharks

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How To Wear A blanket Scarf

Here are 10  ways on how to wear a blanket scarf. Don’t mind the pictures ahh I don’t model 🙂 This was a cold day too so my husband froze with socks only taking the pics lol.

For a DIY on how to make your own check out my post!

I figured where I did a post on how to create your own scarf you should have different ways to wear it right! Doing this post has helped me wear it different ways too! I hope this inspires you to find fun and creative ways to wear your scarf too. I hope you were able to create your own from my other post.

How To Wear Your Blanket Scarf

 

Below are the descriptions of the pictures above.From left to right. Top to bottom

From left to right. Top to bottom

  1. Put the scarf in front of you cross in the back and move the sides in front of you.
  2. Hang it around your neck
  3. Drape it across your elbows like a shawl
  4. Hang it around your neck and cross the one side in front of you and on your shoulder
  5. Wrap it in a circle around your neck tucking in the ends
  6. Put the middle of the scarf on your head and wrap the rest in a circle around your neck
  7. put the scarf in front of you allowing the middle to hang down a little longer. Take the extra and wrap the rest around your neck tucking it in
  8. Take the scarf around your neck fan it out over your shoulder allowing extra in the back and the ends in the front. Add a belt around it to secure it.
  9. Tie it put it on like an infinity scarf doing two circles around your neck
  10. tie it and put it on your neck

I hope you like this post it’s nice to have more than one option to wear a blanket scarf. This scarf is so big you could use it as a thin blanket. Think cold office, cold theater, etc.